I relative sent an email to me with the title “I Believe”. I liked it and thought you might too. It has been edited for brevity.
That just because two people argue,
It doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.
And just because they don’t argue,
It doesn’t mean they do love each other.
That we don’t have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.
That no matter how good a friend is,
they’re going to hurt you,
every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.
That true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
That it’s taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.
That you should always leave loved ones with Loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
That you can keep going long after you think you can’t.
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
That heroes are the people
who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.
That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing
and have the best time..
That sometimes when I’m angry
I have the right to be angry, but that
doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had
And what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.
That it isn’t always enough,
to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn
to forgive yourself.
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are, but,
we are responsible for who we become.
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.
That even when you think
you have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.